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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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on November 24, 2015
I can't say enough about Elder Scrolls open world RPG's as a gamer. This is an amazing game. I love open world RPG's and the Elder Scrolls series are one of the few major open-world western titles available in the USA. The developer is amazing. Open world role-playing games are never bug free, so if you can get past nitpicking that (I mean HUNDREDS of people work on these titles and the game space is vast!) then you will enjoy the game. Sometimes large games like this can get a really bad blocking, or game-breaking bug, that prevent a quest from progressing, etc., but with modern games usually the developers will fix those with a patch. I never even had this issue with the game, but I absolutely love it. It took me awhile to get used to the new UI (updated from the last installment of the series, "Oblivion") but now I actually really like it after years (literally) of playing this. I play role-playing games very slow because I craft a lot and sneak a lot, and try to uncover every nook and cranny, so I thoroughly enjoy large open world games, because I more than get my $60 worth on any title like this playing it for years!
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on September 29, 2012
I bought this game back in march and quit playing because of two glitches after only about an hour and a half in.The glitches I ran into were this after playing about an hour my xbox freezes and I lose most of what I had already done. The second time I was into the game about an hour and a half and for some reason I got stuck in place and couldnt move around. I could look around , swing my sword , cast spells but just couldnt get out of that spot. I then just turned the game off put it back in its box and put it in the drawer with the rest of my games.

Well about a month later and my friends telling me the game had been patched I gave it another go. I sure am glad I did. I would have been missing out on what has turned out to be one of my favorite games. As far as I can tell all of the glitches have been patched because the only thing that happened while I was playing was a little lagg for just a short minute.

Once I started playing again and really got into the game I just couldnt stop playing. It is just that good. I absolutely had Skyrim on my brain no matter where I was. just like right now I am at work typing this review. From the two main quest lines to the side quests with the guilds this game is just plain fun. I never got board with this game. If I wasnt on some quest I was collecting materials to build new armor and weapons. My favorite armor build was the Ebony armor with the Nightingale hood and those upgraded to legendary. I posted some pics of my armor on amazon so check those out. I think in my humble opinion that that is the best looking mix of armor you can get. That Nightingale hood just sets it off.

This is a late review as I have completed the game and the dlc expansion Dawnguard. I have maxed out my character to level 81 and am waiting for the release of the next dlc. Since I have completed most things in the game I decided to go back in time and bought Oblivion and have been playing that. I must say Oblivion is no slouch because that game even dated as it is is amazing as well. I could keep rambling on an on about Skyrim or even Oblivion but I will put this to an end.

If you were on the fence about this game just go ahead and take the plunge because you simply wont regret it. All of the patches have fixed this game completely , you shouldnt run into any glitches. The dlc Dawnguard and Hearth fire are simply amazing. I just cant say enough good things about this and dont have the time right now so just go ahead and get this amazing game.
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on November 28, 2014
Very good game. Lots of quests and lots of things to do. I like to explore everything and spend a lot of time playing this game. That makes it worth every penny I paid for it. I just want to point out a few things, but not go into details since a lot of people here already commented on that.

Good: Very good graphics, no frozen screen or hung. Characters are good looking. First person and third person playing are both equal good. Final kill during the fight are awesome. I like the part that it shows on the world map the caves or buildings I had already clear.
Bad: Carry capacity is so stingy and I spend majority of my time managing items. I really hate that. Yes, you have a chance to upgrade when level up but the developers are so cheap and only give you and extra of 5 pounds each time. Gee, an axe weights 20 pounds. Part of the fun is looting and selling, but the developer discourage you from doing this. Also, all of potions, foods, spell scrolls weight a lot, and they take majority of your carrying capacity. I can't get rid of this, because I will never know when I need them. I am always over weight even when I am carrying barebone (one set of light armor, one range, and one close up weapon). Gee, can they eliminate the weight of potions or give me 25 pounds when upgrade or something. I want to enjoy the game, not spending times figure out which to throw away.
Switch from range weapon (such as bow) to melee weapon are cumbersome and very slow. Because of the delay, you usually ended up getting killed. So, bow are almost worthless in this game.
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on July 19, 2014
I love this game. I originally started playing a year ago when I borrowed the game from my sister. After having to return it, I bought my own copy and I still find myself losing hours of my life as I'm immersed in the vast world of Skyrim. There are so many quests, items to find, skills to build and so on that I don't know if I'll ever complete it all.

I especially enjoy this type of free roaming game, getting to explore all the nooks and crannies of the world. I find it more satisfying to over explore rather than just beeline through the main storyline. In a game like this, you have to be an explorer to get the full effect.

My only real complaint against this game is that I find it rather odd that one single person can join the thieves guild, bard school, dark brotherhood, companions and mage school. For me it would have made more sense that you picked one, based on what kind of character you're building and get those quests but you lose out on the others. Right now I have a warrior who knows just enough magic to have gotten thru the mage school quests, which has made me an arch-mage of the school with such low level skills.... see, doesn't make sense.

At any rate, I do love this game and highly suggest it for those that enjoy role playing games. And I foresee many more hours of gameplay in my future.
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on January 4, 2014
I hate it when people say something is "epic" and what they're really saying is "that was really rad." Skyrim however truly is an epic game- with the expansions I've put in like 250 hours playing it and I'm still discovering stuff.

The gameplay sticks relatively close to Oblivion and the Fallout games, which is good. Of course it has been tweaked ever so slightly so as to improve on those games. I think the best update to the interface is you can favorite weapons and whatnot to quickly access them without going through the whole menu. The only problem with that is you end up having a few favorite items and it gets clogged pretty quickly to a really long list if you're not careful.

The graphics are pretty good, probably some of the best on 360. I know you can mod the crap out of it on the PC, but the 360 version is just fine. The sound is pretty good, as it should be when one of the biggest story elements is shouting. Yes, shouting is a weapon of sorts, but it does make sense as you play the game.

The storylines are pretty good, and there's a bit of that subdued Bethesda humor sprinkled about. Without spoiling anything, there's a quest that involves the author of "The Lusty Argonian Maid." Basically it's a Harlequin romance novel, and you can read it if you find it in the game, which you will as it seems everyone has a copy! Perverts, the whole lot of them!

If you buy this game, prepare your loved ones beforehand that they will not see you for a couple of weeks or so. That's probably the best advice I can give for this game as you will become engrossed in all of it's epic glory.
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on January 18, 2013
The Elder Scrolls games are my favorite series. They are the only games I know of that have all the features I want. First, you get to customize a lot more than in other games. You get to choose a name for your character, choose a race (fictional groups), customize his/her face, and change clothing during the game. Second, there are tons of weapons you can use, like bows, swords, maces, and more, or you can use a large variety of magic. Third, it's a real open-world game where you go at your own pace, walk around a large map, and do whatever you want. There is a main storyline you can do if you want, but you don't have to, and there are many side quests you can do or pass up as well. There are organizations (guilds) you could join or you can journey alone. As you progress, you customize your skills too. Do you want to specialize more in sneak attacks, like an assassin, or in more regular battle skills and sword action, or perhaps you prefer magic instead of conventional weapons? Even within the study of magic you can concentrate your skills on healing or destruction, among other choices. Another thing is that with one of the DLCs you can even build your own house. You can even get married or stay single in this game. You can be a `bad guy' killing random, innocent people, or a `good guy' helping people by defeating random thugs you encounter. So I like this game because it's the most customizable game I know of and it's the most open-world as well, with a large map and many side quests.

The game has good graphics that you expect, but I wish they were a bit better. They look as good as other games out right now, but since this is my favorite game I wish it had the absolute best graphics. I think maybe Gears of War might have the best graphics out right now (even though I don't like that game), but this game doesn't have as good of graphics as that, but they are still fairly good though.

All these games are about the same but slightly different. The way you progress your skills is slightly different in this game compared to Oblivion. The main difference in this game is the new feature of learning Dragon words, which you can use as a special power. In this game, you are in the northern province of Skyrim, where it is cold and snowy, but there are some beautiful green areas as well. Skyrim's main population is the Nords (in this game, they remind me more of Celtic or German peoples), but you'll find all the usual Tamriel races up there too.

I am sort of disappointed with the weapons. They are the same and work as good as in Oblivion, mostly, but I was hoping there would be more different weapons made from new materials. For example, there is a glass sword, like last time, but why can't there be a diamond sword or something new? There are some new surprises, like moon enchanted weapons, or whatever those are, but that will be left to be discovered. I also don't like how you can only wear one ring instead of wearing a ring on both hands. They got rid of the chameleon spells, and just kept the invisibility spells. This is good because the chameleon spells were unnecessary. And in this one, you can't turn invisible as easily, or at least I can't yet, like I did in Oblivion (felt like I was cheating a bit turning invisible when there was too much danger).

This game is almost appropriate for all ages, it never using the 'S' or 'F' word, it doesn't even use other 'bad language', and sexual themes are more romantic than sexual and they are very tasteful and discrete, or more innuendo type. Like all games, the graphics aren't good enough to show enough violence, so this game doesn't have that much violence. It has more heroic battles. The dark brotherhood is rather dark, but even with their missions, you go out and assassinate people that are consider bad people to most people. There are werewolves, vampires, and some fairly dark wizards. Unlike Oblivion there aren't any random zombies walking around, now you can turn a dead person into a zombie instead, but they look mostly like how they did when they were alive.

I like the medieval type theme, my favorite, but I wish there were other games too that had a different theme yet still included all the customizable features of this game, like a cowboy theme or a futuristic theme. No other game compares to this series, only once I played a Star Wars RPG video-game that was sort close to the rank of this game, but now the new Stars Wars games aren't very good anymore. So this game is the best, until there is another Elder Scrolls with better graphics.
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on May 23, 2013
Skyrim was my first game. When I started, the controller was a foreign language and it took all my concentration just to go up the circular staircases. Now, many moons later, I have six characters I switch among, depending on how I feel. My first character is a level 81 High Elf with a double-enchanted scimitar that slays giants with a single swing. Now with the Dragonborn DLC, I can legendary my skills and level up again! I've bought and started several games now, but I know that anybody's first game is forever special. And I'm so glad mine was Skyrim.

The Elder Scroll games are among the few that are not insulting to women. Yes, the women warriors wear silly breast-enhancing armor, but that's the worst of it. And if you are a mage, you don't have to wear armor, so there. So much better than most games. Also, you can marry an NPC of either gender and nobody blinks an eye. I also like the DLC that allows you to build your own houses and adopt orphans. I like being able to go home after a long day killing draugr and dragons and give my children new toys or a sweet roll. And sleep with my sweetheart.

I also like being able to adjust the fighting difficulty. My son plays at the most difficult setting because he likes the challenge, but I play at a medium setting because I like to win and not die so often. It just makes me happier.
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on January 16, 2012
(If this seems too complicated, you can find videos of this glitch on YouTube by searching for "Skyrim Alchemy Glitch".)

Things to collect:

For Alchemy, get as many of these items as you can because you'll have to make the same potions several times in a row. Potions only need 2 items to be made, but the different options make creating these potions easier because some of these ingredients are hard to find.

Fortify Restoration potion requires any 2 of the following items;
Abecean Longfin, Cryodilic Spadetail, Salt Pile, Small Antlers, Small Pearl.

Fortify Enchanting potion requires any 2 of the following items;
Blue Butterfly Wing, Hagraven Claw, Snowberries, Spriggan Sap.

Fortify Smithing potion requires any 2 of the following items;
Blisterwort, Glowing Mushroom, Sabre Cat Tooth, Spriggan Sap.

Search Alchemy vendors to get ingredients faster; there is one in every major city. You can get the fish you need just by swimming up to fish and catching them.
Snowberries grow in a lot of places where it's covered in snow, but you'll find them easily just by walking around Dawnstar.
Blue Butterfly Wings can be found by harvesting the butterflies in the plains outside of Whiterun

For Disenchanting you need:
One enchanted item that "Fortifies Alchemy"
Anything else that is already Enchanted. (Ideally you want an item that fortifies health, one that fortifies stamina, and one that fortifies magic.)

It is going to be important to Disenchant as many things as you can prior to enchanting your armor and weapons. While this destroys the weapon or armor you disenchanted, it teaches your character what they need to know to enchant anything.

For Enchanting:
Armor without enchantment
2 Helmets without enchantment
2 Gloves, Gauntlets, or Bracers without enchantment
Boots without enchantment
2 Rings (any kind) without enchantment
2 Necklaces (any kind) without enchantment
As many filled Soul Gems as you can find (Greater, Grand, or Black Soul Gems are best). You'll need one for every enchanted item you make. Many vendors have these gems for sale.

Prior to making potions it would be best to activate Perks on the Alchemy, Enchanting, and Smithing perk trees. High level in these skills isn't necessarily required, and the act of performing this glitch with likely max the levels on these three aspects.

However, if you intend to Smith your own Armor to be enchanted, you will want to make sure you've activated enough stars in your Smithing perk tree for the type of armor you want to make. Also, be aware of what is required to make the armor you want (i.e. type of Ingots, Leather, Leather Strips, etc...)

Smithing isn't really necessary, because without further training your character can already smith Iron Armor. Once you apply enchantments to your armor and weapons they will be so powerful that their type becomes irrelevant.

Arcane Enchanter, Alchemy Table, and Smithing equipment are all easy accessible in Windhelm. If you just arrived in Windhelm, turn left and run as far as you can. In this market area you'll find a Smith, an Arcane Enchanter in the SW corner, and an Alchemy store called The White Phile which has an Alchemy table inside.
Also, if you have bought a home, many large homes will have an Arcane Enchanter and Alchemy Table if you've bought the appropriate decorating package.

Save the game NOW!

1. Use the Arcane Enchanter to Disenchant all the magical items whose ability you want to apply to different item(s) later. You MUST disenchant something that "Fortifies Alchemy". It is important that you have learned "Fortify Magic", "Fortify Health", and "Fortify Stamina". If you have not learned those enchantments, you can still do steps 1-10, but will have to learn those enchantments before finishing the steps.

2. Use the Arcane Enchanter to Enchant; 1 Helmet (or other headwear), 1 set of Gloves, Gauntlets, or Bracers, 1 ring, and 1 Necklace with the "Fortify Alchemy" Enchantment.

3. Now, remove all apparel you're currently wearing, and put on the 4 items you've just enchanted.

4. Go to the Alchemy table and mix any 2 of these items (Abecean Longfin, Cryodilic Spadetail, Salt Pile, Small Antlers, Small Pearl) to make 1 "Fortify Restoration" potion.

5. Back off the Alchemy table, Drink the potion you just made, then go to your apparel menu and remove the 4 enchanted items, then put them back on (don't ask me why).

6. Next, repeat steps 4 and 5, 7-10 times. Every time you do this you should note that the percentage of improvement increases on your 4 pieces of "Fortify Alchemy" apparel. The amount of time you should repeat this step will vary depending on how skilled you were when you originally enchanted those items. But the goal is to not over do this. If you see the numbers getting way too big, you may cause the game to crash. Be careful, if necessary, reload the game from the last save and start over.

By now your Fortify Alchemy skill is really high because the repeated use of the "Fortify Restoration" potion has multiplied the effectiveness of the Alchemy apparel you're wearing. Make sure your 4 enchanted items are equipped, and then return to the table.

7. Now create as many "Fortify Enchanting" potions as you can by mixing any 2 of these items; Blue Butterfly Wing, Hagraven Claw, Snowberries, Spriggan Sap.

Don't back out of Alchemy.

8. Now create as many "Fortify Smithing" potions as you can by mixing any 2 of these items; Blisterwort, Glowing Mushroom, Sabre Cat Tooth, Spriggan Sap.

Now you've created all the potions you need to make yourself a God, but if you want to, feel free to take this opportunity to make any other potions you can. Because your Alchemy is fortified, any potion you create will be worth a lot of Gold. So much so that no vendor would ever have enough, but if you want to be able to sell one thing and take all their money this is an easy way to do it.

NOTE: speechcraft perks allow you to invest 500 gold in every store which will give the vendor 500 more to barter with. There is also a speechcraft perk that gives vendors an extra 1000 Gold! If you have those perks, the vendors will have 1750-2500 gold every 24 hours.

Skip steps 9 and 10 if you don't intend to build or improve weapons.

9. If you are going to smith your own weapons, make sure you have the right amount and type of ingots and leather before attempting. Go to the forge and create your weapons and armor, do NOT drink the fortify smithing potion before doing that, it will not help you there.

10. When your done creating weapons and armor, go to either the grindstone or the workbench. Drink 1 fortify smithing potion, and improve your weapons and armor. Keep in mind that improvements require additional ingots and leather. Also, the potion you drank is only good for 30 seconds, so be careful not to take too long, other wise back out, drink another potion and do it again. If you've done this right, you should have smithed both your armor and weapons up to a decent level of damage. (i.e. Iron Dagger = 201 Damage)

11. Next, head to the Arcane Enchanter. Before doing this, you need to understand that only certain items can do certain things. If you need to know what enchantments can apply to a specific item, go into the enchanter, and start the process by selecting the item you want to enchant. When you go down to "enchantment" many things will be blacked out, meaning they cannot apply to that item, or you haven't learned that enchantment yet.
Once you know what enchantments you want to apply to each item, back out of the enchanter, drink one fortify enchanting potion, then QUICKLY enchant 1 item. Your potion is only good for 30 seconds, that's why you need to know what you're trying to do before you do it!
If you pulled that off, your item will either have a serious magic damage attached to it, or your armor will have a wicked rating on it.
Drink 1 potion and repeat this process for every item you want to enchant!

Enchanting suggestions;
Enchant a ring with Fortify Stamina
Enchant a Necklace with Fortify Health
Enchant your Gloves, Gauntlets, or Bracers with Fortify Magic
Enchant your Boots with Fortify Carry

If you've done at least those 4 things, you most likely will be invincible, have pratically unlimited magic, stamina so good you can RUN all the way across Skyrim, and the carrying capacity to move thousands or millions of lbs!

Feel free to enchant your weapons however you see fit. But keep in mind; this will probably make the weapon so strong it will kill anything with 1 strike! So it might not be as fun.

How to fast level certain skills.

Travel to Riftin and speak to the barkeeper at the Black Briar Meadery. He will present an option to persuade him to tell more about Maven Black Briar. Take this option, it will keep presenting itself. You can basically make him repeat the same thing until you max out your speechcraft.

Find a location in a city near some people, go into sneak, then set your controller with rubber bands so your characters just sneaks in circles for about an hour. As long as you are somewhat close to NPC's and in sneak your skill will level without you needing to do much of anything. FYI, Xbox controller will sleep after 15 minutes, so check on it occasionally.

In Windhelm you'll find a beggar name Silda the Unseen. She can sell you pickpocket training. Buy one session, sneak around behind her, and steal the money back for an additional skill increase. Save every time you do this because sometimes you'll get caught. She can train you 5 times, and if you steal your money back you'll get another 5 increases. Then when you go through another character level up you can repeat this process. Though eventually this option will stop presenting itself.

Combat and Destruction Magic
If you join the Dark Brotherhood you will eventually get a horse named Shadowmere. Shadowmere has health that regenerates very quickly and he will not attack you, so you can attack him repeatedly using One-Handed, Two-Handed, Archer, and Destruction Magic and level up without actually being attacked.

While traveling near the bottom of a steep hill or mountain, if you are attacked by any creature, try to move up the steep incline. Your character can usually get up higher than your attacker. Once you're in a location where they can't hit you, cast "Bound Sword" repeatedly. You have to be currently under attack for conjuration to level up, so having someone actively trying to get at you is essential. Keep a lot or magic potions on you so you don't have to stop.

You can do this in pretty much the same manner as conjuration. Just block with a sword or shield while being attacked, if your health get's too low, move back up the steep incline on the hill or mountain until you're healed, or use potions. Then come down again and let them hit you some more. Doing this with a low level enemy like a wolf would be best.

Free goodies can be found in a secret chest in Dawnstar. Fast travel to Dawnstar, if you haven't discovered it yet, you can pay a carriage operator to take you there. There are two mines in this town. Find Iron Breaker Mine. Do not enter it. Just to the left of the entrance there are 3 rocks. Place your reticle in that location and eventually you see an option to "Search Chest" even though there isn't anything visible in that spot. The chest is teeming with goodies, empty it. It is supposed to refresh every 2-10 game days, so check it out whenever you're in the area.
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on January 28, 2015
This is one of the best games I have ever played! Where to begin? This game is a game that is centered around killing dragons and it is very exciting! You can choose from several character types in this game (dwarf, elf, Viking, etc) and you can further customize the character after that by choosing facial featues, eye color... You can stay on the main story line or if you get bored there are MANY side quests and missions you can complete. This game is open gameplay and the world is vast and beautiful. I have more than 300 hours playing this game and I am only a quarter of the way through the storyline. If you enjoy medieval type games, you will LOVE Skyrim. This game continues from the game "Oblivion." I absolutely recommend this product!
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I'm an avid gamer, have been since the space invaders and asteroids when I was a kid. I do a lot of gaming, and have three different types of consoles (three xbox 360's, a PS3, and a Wii). It's a great way for me to relax from work. So I've done a lot of games, and written many reviews on them. But most end up falling short somehow, no matter how enjoyable they are. It may just be the control layout, buttons used, or SOMETHING. Something that really detracts from all the other strengths. It's incredibly rare to get one that just is absolutely perfect on every single level, but once again, these folks seem to have done it.

Oblivion was one of my all time favorite games on the Xbox. I played it to death, got all the DLC, and kept playing long after I "won" the story lines. Just such an immersive environment, so enjoyable to sink myself into. So I had high hopes for this title, and they certainly delivered.

Graphics are fantastic. Granted, I think the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 had nicer overall graphics, so there ARE games out there that do better, but in this instance, in no way a detraction, and I may not have even noticed it much except I had played COD 3 nights straight after it came out to win it before this title was released, so I had just spent many hours in COD immediately preceding playing this game. But while they may not be as good as COD, they exceeded the graphics from Oblivion and are just smooth and breathtaking. The vistas from on high, the mist, the smoke from things, it's just a visual smorgasbord.

But where they excel, always, is gameplay. Smooth combat, and I think the best control layout and options since Halo 1... There's never a time that I complain about the controls because the layout is so good that it just feels natural.

This is also the first time I've played a game on its release day and had so many hours into it without any lockups or bugs. It wasn't until about 40 hours of actual gameplay that I finally found one - an autosave point after I won a big boss battle, and going back to it was flawed because I'd fall through the floor into a previous level that was not locked out because of how the door closed and sealed once you entered the final boss room. So I was stuck and couldn't go anywhere to complete things. I just reverted to the save I had before the boss battle and won the fight again, this time saving it manually at a point that my character wasn't just completing a fighting move. No issues since then.

The customization of the character in the beginning is again about the best one I've come across, and the most detailed. Let me get a character looking exactly how I wanted it.

The storyline is pretty sweeping as well, and easy to get caught up in. And the amount of area to wander is just mind boggling. I haven't even hit the "you cannot go here" message yet, and I've gone incredible distances in all directions.

The challenge even at the middle difficulty setting is pretty astonishing as well, some of the big bosses just annihilate you within two or three seconds of hitting you. But usually there's a way to stay alive (using trees or rock formations and such to keep between you and the big boss while you snipe at them around the edges) and the only time there wasn't, I had to actually wimp out and drop it down a difficulty level to get past it. Which is another nice thing they have, is how you can adjust the difficulty level in the middle of something without having to restart. Then when you're past whatever you couldn't get past, hop it up again. I'll come back to this fight later (I keep all my major save points) and see if I can eventually do it without dropping it down.

The choice of weapons is nice, and the ways to modify them and customize your own really adds that immersive touch to the game.

Interactions with NPC's isn't as bad as most other games of the genre, and the fact that you can hit the button to jump them to the next line of conversation is a lifesaver for people who don't want to listen the sometimes longwinded speeches given in response to a question.

The new way of choosing your perks is pretty neat, a great visualization of constellations for each of your skills. It gives a great instant visual overview of where you're strong, where you're weak.

It took me just a couple nights of playing COD after hours to win the game, but I've been playing this one for nearing or passing 40 hours now and I'm still nowhere near done. I'm not rushing through it, since there's so much to do on the sides, but that's one of the things that their games really excelled at - playability. It's not just a linear "go here do this" every single step of the way.

All in all, one of the most solid games I've gotten in years. This one will definitely be one of the top contenders for Game of the Year, no question. And it would certainly get MY vote.

Edit 11/28/11: Took one star off - game is still awesome, but I'm just very frustrated and tired of the lockups that finally happened. I was very happy that it appeared, for the first 30 or 40 hours of gameplay, to finally be one of their first games that didn't lock up on me, but after I hit about 40 or so hours, it locks up regularly, forcing me to hard power off the Xbox and back on again to get it working. Save your game often, you never know when you're going to get hosed with a lockup... From what I see in the forums, there are a LOT of people with this issue so hopefully there's an update at some point to address it.
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